Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’
Friday, May 18th, 2012
Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio
This project is an effort to bring levity to a housing crisis in the City of Cambridge. In today’s market, if one could find the land, it would cost less to build a new two bedroom house than it would to buy an existing one. This small sliver of land is occupied by a squat little structure known locally as “the grudge building.” Locals speculate that the landowner built the house to spite an abutting neighbor who refused to purchase the tiny parcel. This serves as the basis for our site response.
View from side street
- Architects: The Galante Architecture Studio
- Project: Grudge House
- Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Size: 1,700 ft2
- Cost: n/a
- Materials: Wood ▫ Glass ▫ Perforated Metal
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group
BERKLEE COLLEGE COMMISSIONS WSDG FOR MAJOR PROJECTS
Concurrent Work On Two Continents: Boston, Mass. & Valencia, Spain
In a patent message of confidence in education and the inherent strengths of the world economy, the Berklee College of Music has embarked on a significant expansion program. In Valencia, Spain, an entirely new campus opened in January, 2012. In Boston, the first ground-up building in Berklee’s 66-year history, 160 Massachusetts Avenue, a 16-story, $100 million structure, began construction in December 2011. While U.S. and Spanish architects were engaged to create strikingly disparate footprints for each of these bold projects, a single internationally recognized studio design and acoustical consultancy, the Walters-Storyk Design Group, was commissioned to create the audio education studios for both these learning complexes.
Exterior - Rendering of Berklee 160 Mass Ave
- Architect: Walters-Storyk Design Group
- Name of Project: Berklee Valencia/Berklee College of Music
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts & Valencia, Spain
- Software used: Revit
Friday, March 9th, 2012
Article source: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
The latest in a series of strategic development and planning initiatives by BMC, this ambulatory building embodies the hospital’s mission to provide “exceptional care, without exception.” Located on a highly visible site, the nine story building represents the first phase in a long term effort by Boston Medical Center to transform the image of its Albany Street campus edge. The building will set the stage for future improvements along Albany Street, including a provision for easier pedestrian access and a better defined, active street edge.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Article source: Studio Ö
Mosque and Cultural Center – Room For Prayer
By placing the new addition of the Islamic Cultural centre next to the existing building we where able to set the parameters and proportions of the new part freely. The new building is raised above the ground by round, slender pillars. The volume is connected to the existing building by a passage, linking the new building to the communication of the existing one. The proposed volume is closed to the outside and opening up on the inside. The concrete facade has an intricate pattern working with shifting planes, creating shadow effects and an elegant and playful expression.
- Architect: Studio Ö
- Name of Project: Room For Prayer
- Location: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
- Type: Extension for Islamic Center of New England
- Stage: First prize in open architecture competition hosted arcbazar
- Size: Aprox 430 m²
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Article source: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
The Center for Life Science | Boston is the first of its kind in the country, a speculative, privately-owned, high-rise, multi-tenant laboratory building that offers flexible, cutting-edge research space to leading academic and medical institutions— Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital Boston, and the Immune Disease Institute—without the institutions’ having to spend their own capital dollars. The 22-story building is located in the Blackfan Research District of Boston’s renowned Longwood Medical Area, home to the highest concentration of life science researchers in the world.
Exterior View (Image Courtesy Jeffrey Totaro)
- Architects: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
- Project: The Center for Life Science
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Owner: BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
- Developer: Lyme Properties, LLC
- Construction Manager: William A. Berry & Son, Inc.
- MEP Engineer: AHA Consulting Engineers
- Structural Engineer: McNamara/Salvia, Inc.
- Landscape Architect: Copley Wolff Design Group
- Acoustical Consultant: Shen Milsom & Wilke
- Photographers: Jeffrey Totaro
- Software used: Given the high rise nature of the project, as well as the unusual geometry, designing and constructing the exterior curtain wall and its supporting structure was critical to maintain the budget and schedule. TK&A used an early version of BIM software to describe the various design options, both in terms of the visual geometry and the physical construction of the components and structural attachments.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Article source: Maryann Thompson Architects
Located in Western Massachusetts, the site is a 10-acre sliver of land that runs down an eastern mountain slope of large red oak and birch trees. To preserve and inhabit this forested landscape, the house nestles into its wooded setting with views through the long trunks of downslope trees. The program requirements were to create a simple, modest-sized, 750sf two-bedroom house with the feel of a one-room cabin.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Craig Okerstrom)
- Architect:Maryann Thompson Architects
- Name of Project: Small House
- Location: Western Massachusetts
- Photographer: Craig Okerstrom, Nathan Eikelberg
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Article source: Jennifer Shelby
As the keystone in a new life sciences program at U Mass Amherst, the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) sets the stage for the transformation of outdated and inhospitable teaching and research environments to a model focused on the integration of life, chemical, and physical sciences.
The building creates a new pulse at a key point on this campus of 26,000, located at a juncture between academic and residential precincts. The ISB presents a new approach to science learning to the entire university community.
Images Courtesy Warren Jagger
- Architect: Jennifer Shelby – Rhino Publications for Payette
- Name of Project: The University of Massachusetts Integrated Science Building
- Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
- Total Square Footage: 173,000 GSF Phase I, 155,000 GSF Phase II
- Construction Cost: $92 million Phase I
- Completed: 2009
- Program Components: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Research Labs, Teaching Labs
- Photography: Warren Jagger
- Software used: AutoCad 2d/3d and FormZ (3-d modeling)
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects
This Boston loft – nearly 5,000 SF with 18-foot high ceilings – presented a number of amazing opportunities and more than a few challenges. Chief among the opportunities was amplifying the immensity of the central living space – one of the largest in the city – while making an understandable and livable family house. Two monolithic organizing walls and a floating ceiling plane anchor the space and orient the occupant without disturbing its vastness or disrupting sightlines.
Main living space viewed from entry (Images Courtesy John Horner Photography)
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Article source: Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Fallon Clinic is a large multi-specialty medical group practice located throughout Central Massachusetts. After designing multiple facilities for Fallon, Margulies Perruzzi Architects was tasked to design a pilot “medical home” family practice for Fallon Clinic in Leominster. The term “medical home” refers to an innovative healthcare delivery method that provides a team of healthcare professionals, rather than one doctor, who offer a wide range of services with four main functions: educate, monitor, guide and reach out. Efficiency and flexibility of both space and healthcare professionals are crucial.
Images Courtesy Warren Patterson
- ARCHITECT: Margulies Perruzzi Architects
- NAME OF PROJECT: Medical Home
- LOCATION: Leominster, Massachusetts
- COMPLETION: January 2011
- PHOTOGRAPHER: Warren Patterson
- Software used: Revit
Sunday, August 14th, 2011
Article source: Influx Studio
A CO2-scrubbing artificial tree
Boston’s TREEPODS INIATIVE proposes to embody, and artificially enhance, the most important biological characteristic of natural trees: the capacity to clean the air, taking the CO² and releasing O².
- Architects: Influx Studio
- Project: Boston Treepods
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Collaborators: Collaboration with ShiftBoston
- Project Year: 2011